Saturday, 26 November 2011

Let's Get Shabby Challenge #30

Let's Get Shabby's #30 is up and its all about a List!
So check here what the list consists of and the fabulous prize!!!
Here's my DT sample
It's the box. I made the little star album for Scrap Therapy and it needed a little box to go in.
My four items from the list are
Ivy leaves

Here's what the box originally looked like

This is the first coat of paint...

And after the 2nd coat and some decoration(the fun part!!)
here's how it turned out!

What a difference that made!


Scrap Therapy

The tutorial also includes this using the star as an embellishment

And a little candle

And the result of my blind scrap

Almost forgot to show this one



Wednesday, 16 November 2011

December Daily, Lessology, Scrap Therapy....

 Its been so busy getting scrappy committments done on time, not that I mind because I love creating everyone of them  - its just a pain when work gets in the way LOL!

Your challenge is to create your own Hanging Mobile

Here's what I came up with.
It was total joy putting this together and who would have thought that doilies were so versatile!

The awesome sponsor for this challenge is Nikki Sivils. The winner gets the fabulous Gingerbread Lane kit! :)

Go see how I made this mobile here

And see the other designers gorgeous creations too!


If you have been to Scrap Therapy to see the thread we have going over there at the moment, please do as theres lots of discussion and pics of Dec Dailys being constructed.  I've got mine completed now all ready for December 1st~!  I cant wait to start and to share the completed one here (big smile)
Here's a sneaky peeky:

Also over at Scrap Therapy we have Christmas projects on the go and hopefully inspire some organisation before December hits with all the festive flurry (another big smile)
I have had this OTP Kaiser Christmas Tree for so long, and it was about time to put it together!
You can find the details here

Julie has both a LO and a Card sketch challenge there

and the ABC's Challenge too, its 'D' this time


Global Scrappers- Scrap That Tune
Miss Paige being silly for the camera before going to an all-girls party - all dressed up wearing a dress of mine from decades ago (now known as the  'vintage dress')!


Just leaving you with these beautiful little roses in my garden at the moment.
They look such a picture!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

December Daily

I've started mine!

Here's the covers:

I've used a fabulous Fancy Pants Transparency

And the covers from Teresa Collins Noel Kit (and a few bits of the papers)
plus glued Kraft over the very bold red and white print covers!

But mostly I'm using in the Dec Daily,

(please excuse my very unavoidable reflection in the overlay)

It will be finished all ready to go by December 1st, so I wont be uploading how I put the album together here on the blog - but you can see that part at:
This link will take you to the beginning of the thread
where we are all sharing getting a December Daily together!
so far I've got pages Dec 1st - 14th uploaded there.
I've also put up pics of my 2010 December Daily there, and a the cover plus a couple of my pages of my 2009 one too.
Once my December Daily is properly completed with pics and journaling and final embellishments then I'll upload it here! (big smile)!

This will be my third one and I LOVE doing it!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

I've Got a Little Note Above My Computer....

And that little note right at my eyeline says...

"Christmas doesn't have to be stressful'

And I'm making that my mantra this year and for once
be organised  at least plan/think about it as early as beginning of November!

I've got my December Daily on the go with my cover in bits being organsed on my scrapdesk
And I've started a thread over at Scrap Therapy to help us all get on our way with this fabby little project hoping we'll spur each other on (big smile)

I've got some Scrap Therapy
 projects to show you too...
and you can see the breakdown of products and how to's on this LO here

I've got a little tutorial on how to make up an OTP project HERE
along with the products used for this little star mini-album

Then there's the Room Challenge which are more like Festive Doors than rooms this time...but no matter - plenty of inspiration!!

Door #1 

Door #2

Door #3

Take a good look at all the fabulous challenges we have at
We upload new ones each Friday night!


SCRAPJACKED is up too!
There's fabulous LO's to jack and from a the new dters too!
Here's my LO


TallulahBelles is back!
If you love her gorgeous 'Pockets of Whimsy'
or fabulous dyed doilies...
Check it our HERE


And dont forget to enter Let's Get Shabby's monochromatic challenge...
just one colour or tones of colour.... 
dont go trying to sneak in another colour no matter how tiny!!!
Thats the challenge (big grin)



Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November already! Step by Step Dress Form Tutorial

I cant imagine where October went?  Did it even happen?
Time is moving so fast and before long....(dare I say it??) that 'C' word will be here!
And I cant wait... 
 I love CHristmas -
There!  I said it! LOL!

Here's a quick little update...

One of the things I love to do is to craft dresses out of paper!
So I've had a bit of a play here with ORANGE! Love it!


Its made out of Marrakech Vanilla Chai and Lime Rickey Orange Cream(much more orange in real life than in the shop where its quite yellow - the pic about does it justice!) both these lines were faves of mine a while ago

Here's how you can put a little dress together...
Cut out the desired length of the skirt, spray with water first though (its easier to fold that way) and pleat :wink:

Find a manequin on the net and cut it out - or you may have one in some shape or form or be clever enough to draw one - cut out of card board though - it just stabilises it a bit more. Glue your pleated skirt to it.

Now its time to add the bodice - easy enough to wrap a strip around the bust of the manequin (I sprayed the paper with water first so it would adjust around the shape better. Glue it on

Time to cut out a flower shape from the Marrekech paper - (actually I cut out three, one for the skirt - and too for later on.... :wink: )

Here we place a crease in the flower cut-out, so it fits nicely on the waist

And bind some green embroidery thread around it to give the waistline some definition

Finish the little dress off with a lovely big button - Sugar Rush Buttons and a little bow.

And we can put this dressed manequin embellishment onto a LO...
The Alpha is Basic Grey Pheobe These are great cos you can get two sizes in two different colours!
So here it is...

I've used the rest of the orange Lime Rickey paper as a base for the the Marrekech paper which as you can see has three flowers cut out - so it shows the plain orange through. So I've put a button and bow on the two other flower cut-outs (bent the edges up a little) and offset them to the side a bit of their original place, And used the third space as a journaling spot!

Some of Basic Grey's papers have fabulous patterns where you can get creative with cut-outs! And it's background papers will forever remain my faves! :P :wink:


And the results of my Blind Scrap

And another letter of my
ABC's of everyday
its 'B' this time
my little Finches


This time the criteria is
Colour -GREY
I stamped my image with a large foam stamp, lifted it a little, then dragged it down the page.

Hope you are all having a happy start to November!